Jack was the smost credible and charismatic leader for the Canadian Left. Is they anyone who can take his place?
There are names galore but are there any real leaders?
Thomas Mulcair – A Quebecker with a big brain and a hot temper.
Libby Davis – Vancouver – heavy on the social democratic wing of the party. She is now deputy leader.
Gary Doer – successful NDP premier of Manitoba before Harper named him ambassador to Washington. Doer balanced his budget and recognized the rights of gays to marry. He is perfectly bilingual and would be a formidable candidate.
Could Layton’s widow, Olivia Chow, succeed her husband.
Do other possible successors occur to you?
Do you think any of the successors mentioned so far could defeat Harper?
Can the NDP survive the loss of Jack Layton?
What do you think?